I have a background in journalism, technical knowledge of digital authoring tools, and a knack for clear communication. I know how to reach creative professionals or consumers and translate technical jargon into painless prose. I write customer success stories, website copy, product guides, corporate communications, and direct marketing material. My clients include Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Rosetta, and others.
Writer, 2004 to Now
More than a decade of helping tech companies build winning content for the Web and print. Consistently meet or exceed deadlines while producing stellar creative content. Promote pro-level applications and hardware through customer success stories, distill technical specs into digestible tidbits for real people, and deliver corporate messages through written materials. Employ multiple writing styles and voices to touch target markets, from corporations to consumers.
Web copy for Adobe.com and customer stories for Adobe Create online magazine.
Customer stories for Apple Pro Site. Copy, including newsletters, sales and marketing collateral, software manuals, and product guides.
Content for bing.com, including trivia questions and content for search results pages.
Photographer profiles and technical articles for B+H Student Buyer's Guide, comprehensive Photography Lighting Guide.
Consumer product copy and feature-length technical articles for Logitech website. Press releases for Logitech U.S.
Marketing Content Manager at BendBroadband in Bend, OR from 2012 to 2014
Create successful marketing campaigns, print materials, and online videos for Internet service and cable TV provider. Write and maintain all web copy as well as manage B2B newsletter. Doubled email open rates and mastered Pardot marketing automation software.
Marketing Content Manager at Alchemy Solutions in Bend, OR from 2011 to 2012
Manage and strategize marketing campaigns. Craft marketing collateral including web copy, press releases, case studies, and white papers. Create still and motion graphics for the web. Managed full redesign of website and oversaw content rebrand. Learned Eloqua marketing automation suite.
Staff Writer and Photographer at Solano Magazine in Fairfield, CA from 2005 to 2006
Features, profiles, reviews, travel pieces, in-depth coverage of local issues. Honed writing style, interview, research, and photography skills. Mastered photo editing and page layout software.
Reporter at the Benicia Herald Newspaper in Benicia, CA from 2002 to 2004
Two stories a day, plus news briefs. Two years of journalism boot camp at a daily paper. Covered schools, local politics, and the arts. Learned to write quickly and accurately under pressure. Also assisted with design and production.
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA — BA Journalism, 2000
Solano Community College, Suisun, CA - AA Liberal Arts, 1997
• Digital photography • Digital Video • Adobe Premiere • Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign • Dreamweaver • HTML • CSS • Wordpress • Pardot • Eloqua • Taiga • Jira • G-Suite • Microsft Office • QuickBooks Pro • People Skillz